Hannah is a junior President’s Scholar majoring in political science in Dedman College and accounting in the Cox School, with a minor in Spanish. In spring 2012, she is in Quito, Ecuador, with BCA and SMU Abroad to study international politics, economic development, and social justice in Latin America.
I really cannot even begin to say enough great things about the BCA program here. As my study abroad program, this group organizes most of my weekend trips as well as various educational experiences during my time here in Quito. I love that the program directors (Daniel and Marta really are the best) always make a genuine effort to ensure that we get a realistic and oftentimes overlooked view of Ecuador. Our trips focus on environmental issues, indigenous rights, local culture, and Latin American history - things that are vital to truly grasping life on the Equator. This weekend we traveled to Bomboli, an ecological center about an hour and a half from Quito. This reserve is run by one [...]